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cling  (klng)
intr.v. clung (klng), cling·ing, clings
1. To hold fast or adhere to something, as by grasping, sticking, embracing, or entwining: clung to the rope to keep from falling; fabrics that cling to the body.
2. To remain close; resist separation: We clung together in the storm.
3. To remain emotionally attached; hold on: clinging to outdated customs.
n. Botany
A clingstone.

[Middle English clingen, from Old English clingan.]

clinger n.
clingy adj.

cling  /kl/  v. [I] clung /kl/, clinging, clings 1 to hold closely, tightly: The baby clings to her mother. 2 to refuse to release or let go: The sick woman clung to the idea that she would be well again. cling

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